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VOL. LIV 



WELLESLEY, MASS., JANUARY 17, 1946 



NO. 11 



Faculty Changes Curriculum 



It is with deep satisfaction that we print the 
official announcement of the first section of 
Wellesley's curriculum changes. The signifi- 
cant fact is that the college has renewed its re- 
sponsibility to make certain that its students 
avail themselves of the various studies which 
encourage the attainment of a liberal arts edu- 
cation. No radical departures, fortunately, have 
been made. The effort — and we consider it a 
sound one — is rather to redirect the general 
course of study. In the future every student 
will have increased opportunity to develop her 
knowledge about and evaluation of the human 
situation, as it has come down to us through 
the ages to the point where this generation 
briefly takes history into its own hands. 

With that task in mind, we recognize the 
wisdom behind the decision to require a more 
specific study of literature and the arts, the 
sciences and social sciences, and history or 
philosophy. We would like to have both his- 
tory and philosophy required, but there is a 
limit and certainly one is better than none. 
The purpose of the distribution requirements 
will be carried out more effectively and at no 
substantial interference with the individual's 
choice of a major interest, Any field of con- 
centration should become more significant to 
the student who can see the correlation of her 
specialized knowledge with the entire realm 
, f intellectual endeavor. The new interdepart- 
mental c should be of particular value 
in effecting such comprehensive understanding. 
Such courses should eventually be offered in 
all fields. 

We commend the recognition of the ''time 
problem" which has harried the students for 
years. The new number of courses, although 
not reduced as much as some people wished, 
will certainly lessen the pressure on underclass- 
men. Abolishing the one hour courses of hy- 
giene and speech, which incidentally had a de- 
batable role in a liberal arts college, will, we 
(Continued on Page 2, Col. 2) 




Faculty Committee — Miss Armstrong, Miss Goodfellow, Miss 
Onderdonk, Miss Overacker, Miss Copeland; Mr. Pilley. 

Wendell Berge, Anti-Trust Expert, 
Will Discuss Problems of Cartels 



Wendell Beige. Assistant At- 
torney General and Head of the 
Anti-trust Division of the De- 
partment of Justice, will speak 
on "The Problem of Cartels in 
World Organization" this after- 
noon at 3:40 p.m., in Pendleton 
Hall. Mr. Berge's lecture is 
sponsored by Forum. 

Mr. Berge received his A.B. de- 
gree from the University of Ne- 
braska, and two years later, 
his LL. B. degree from the Uni- 
versity of Michigan. He was ap- 
pointed special assistant to the 
Attorney General of the United 
States in 1930 and was later as- 
signed to the staff of the Anti- 
trust Division of the Department 
of Justice. After his appointment 
as chief of the appellate section 
of the Anti-trust Division, he 
was designated as acting assist- 
ant attorney general. President 
Roosevelt appointed him as as- 
sistant attorney general to head 
the Criminal Division of the De- 



partment of Justice. 

In addition to serving as al- 
ternate member of the Tempor- 
ary National Economic Commit- 
tee from 1938 to 1941, Mr. Berge 
found time to contribute numer- 
ous articles to contemporary law 
publications, among them "The 
nal of Criminal Law and 
Criminology", "Federal Proba- 
tion", "Commonweal", and the 
"American Bar Association Jour- 
nal". 

Mr. Berge is the fifth speaker 
in the series of lectures which 
has included Miss M. Margaret 
Ball, who spoke on the San Fran- 
cisco Conference, Dr. Rupert 
Emerson who lectured on U.N.- 
R.R.A. and Mrs. C. Orde Win- 
gate and Miss Nejda Izzedin who 
gave the two viewpoints on the 
situation in Palestine. The Forum 
Committee on World Govern- 
ment presented Vernon Nash, 
who spoke on the subject of the 
atomic bomb. 



Council Approves 
Section 1 of Report 
ByUnanimousVote 

Revision of Distribution Requirements; 

Other Innovations Include Changes 

In Hygiene, Speech, Reading Exam 

At the last meeting of the Academic Council 
before the Christmas vacation, Part I of the 
Report of the Committee on Long Term Edu- 
cational Policy was adopted by unanimo 
Although Part II is still under discussion, and 
the present announcement is, therefore, incom- 
plete, il seems desirable at this time to make 
an interim report to the students of the Col- 
lege. Part I of the Report is concerned pri- 
marily with required courses and work for dis- 
tribution, whereas Part II deals with the major 
and with honors work. 

It will be impossible in the Bpaa mailable 
in this issue of the .Y. ws to give all or m 
of the reasons for the changes in the curriculum 
which are being made. It will be evident that 
there is no fundamental change of educational 
policy and that it will be the aim of the Col- 
lege, as indeed it always has been, to give a 
sound, liberal education to its studi 

Oescription of the New Curriculum 
Hours Jot the Degree. 

Each student will be required to complete 114 
hours for the degree. The normal program will 
consist of five courses in each of the first three 
years and four in the senior year. 

"ired Courses Which Carry Academic 
Credit. 

1. English Composition 101 in the freshman 
year. 

2. Biblical History 104 in the sophomore 
year. 

Required Courses Which Do Not Carry 
(Continued on Page 7) 



Newly Formed 
Jewish Group 
Reveals Plans 

Discussion of Zionism and 
other vital Jewish questions was 
chosen by the members of the 
newly formed Jewish Study 
Group for this year's program at 
their first business meeting on 
Thursday, December 6, in the 
Recreation Hall. Officers were el- 
ected and plans for drawing up a 
constitution 1 were discussed. 

Bernice Norowitz '47, president 
of the group, announced the re- 
sults of a vote of the Jewish girls 
in the college concerning the af- 
filiation of the group. An inde- 
pendent status was favored over 
affiliation with a national Jewish 
organization and the group will 
be organized like the denomina- 
tional groups affiliated with C.A. 

Membership in the group is 
open to any girls who are in- 
terested in taking part in the 
discussions. All-college speakers 
WH be presented from time to 
time, and Bunny is anxious to 
have all who are interested at- 
tend the meeting which will be 
held every second Wednesday eve- 
tog in the C.A. Lounge. 

Dorothey Wolens '46 was elect- 
ed vice-president and Eleanor 
^argolis '48, secretary-treasurer 
of the group. 



Six Weeks UNIO Project 
Will Call For Cooperation 
Of College Organizations 



Wellesley's administration, fac- 
ulty and student organizations 
will cooperate next semester in 
working out a project to be un- 
dertaken here by the United 
Nations Information Office from 
February 20 to April 3. 

"The purpose of the Welles- 
ley UNIO project is to study 
means and problems of coopera- 
tion among nations in building 
and preserving a better world," 
stated Scotty Campbell, '46, 
Chairman of the Wellesley Com- 
mittee. Tentative plans for the 
project include weekly speakers 
on topics relevant to world un- 
ity, UNIO exhibits for the pur- 
pose of education about other 
nations, and programs sponsored 
by campus organizations and de- 
partmental clubs. 

The UNIO project will be an in- 
tegral part of the various organ- 
izations' programs rather than 
an outside interest. Radio, for 
example, hopes to broadcast the 
lectures in the series, most of 
which will be sponsored by some 



Wellesley group in conjunction 
with UNIO. To provide a back- 
ground for understanding mod- 
ern democratic government, the 
Classics Club is planning a pro- 
gram on Greece as the first de- 
mocracy. 

Wellesley's annual religious 
forum, this year on "Religion 
as a Unifying Force in the 
World," and the C.A.-Forum 
Conference on "World Federa- 
tion" will fall within the period 
of the project and will bear a 
direct relation to the over-all 
theme. 

The United Nations Informa- 
tion Office was begun in 1941 
under the name of the Inter- 
allied Information Centre, and 
functions as a clearing house for 
facts on the United Nations in- 
dividually or as a whole. Its 
purpose is education for inter- 
national unity. It draws two- 
thirds of its support from the 
United States and Great Brit- 
ain, and one-third from the other 



United Nations. The office pub- 
lishes the United Nations Re- 
view every two months, and has 
conducted projects at Rutgers, 
Columbia, and Worcester, Mass. 
The program at Wellesley is the 
first to be undertaken on a 
small-college scale. 

The civic project, called "Wor- 
cester and the World", in Wor- 
cester, extended over a six month 
period, and included exhibits in 
store windows, lectures, and the 
almost complete cooperation of 
the city radio station. The idea 
of bringing UNIO to Wellesley 
was first started when Alice 
Dodds, '46, who became interest- 
ed in the New Jersey or Rut- 
gers Project, made inquiries 
about the office and suggested 
to the college administration 
that Wellesley make the experi- 
ment. The facts were presented 
to the College Cabinet last Sep- 
tember and the members, heads 
of all campus organizations, en- 
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Dr. Carpenter 
Will Lecture 
On Archeology 

Mr. Rhys Carpenter, Professor 
of Classical Archaeology at Bryn 
Mawr, will deliver the annual 
Horton lecture Wednesday, Jan. 
23, at 7:30 p.m. in Pendleton 
Hall. The Horton lectures are 
given in memory of Mary E. 
Horton, first professor of Greek 
at Wellesley. The subject of this 
address will be "Beowulf and the 
Odyssey," a comparison of the 
two epics for an underlying 
identity of theme and origin. 

Professor Carpenter has been 
termed "one of the most distin- 
guished classicists in the United 
States and a brilliant teacher, 
author and lecturer." He holds a 
Ph.D. degree from Columbia Uni- 
versity a B.A. and MA. from Ox- 
ford, and an honorary Litt. D. 
from Rutgers. From 1927 to 1932 
he was director of the Ameri- 
can School of Classical Studies in 
Athens, and in 1939-40 was pro- 
fessor in charge of classical 
studies at the American Academy 
in Rome. He is honorary mem- 
ber of several foreign archae- 
ological societies, and has pub- 
lished two volumes of poetry and 
many books and articles in the 
field of classical art and litera- 
ture. 
Among Professor Carpenter's 
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UNIO 

Wellesley's all-campus UNIO project is a 
plan we applaud. We await its actualization 
eagerly. For a six weeks period members of 
the college will study problems of cooperation 
among nations in building a better world. The 
project will be stimulating both in the college 
cooperation it will entail and in the under- 
standing it will offer. 

The UNIO plan is an educational plan con- 
cerned with the pressing international fact that 
relations between the United Nations are de- 
termining the way of life of the world. Our 
plan demonstrates first hand to us the connec- 
tion between our ideals of education and actual 
history. The UNIO— United Nations Informa- 
tion Office — is a recognition that only inter- 
national relations built upon intelligent under- 
standing can lead to the kind of a world we 
all hope for. It may remind us of our educa- 
tional ideal — that an active effort to acquire 
knowledge toward understanding is an essential 
step of our obligation to participate in the 
world. 

Perhaps the most directly stimulating aspect 
of the present UNIO plan is the united effort 
it will establish on the campus. We may stop 
to realize that the college itself is a cooper- 
ative unit. We of the various organizations 
have already discovered in planning for UNIO 
that our specific interests actually complement 
li other and form a unified community pat- 
tern. Internationally, our allied war effort and 
the formation of the UNO charter have been 
a recognition of the fact that men cannot 
achieve anything lasting without the will to 
cooperate. They can bridle the wills of other 
men only by one-sided power relations and the 
powers are less stable than the wills they in- 
effectively bridle. UNIO will bring to Wel- 
lesley a project in cooperation and education 
with world significance. Wellesley is going 
to find it worthwhile and stimulating. 



TIME FOR INVENTORY 

Saturday there is to be an all-college formal 
—the first since we have been students al Wel- 
lesley. They are not an innovation, however. 
These .lances (for there will be others through- 
out the year) were traditional before the war. 
They, like many other traditional activities, 
were abandoned for the duration. Now that the 
war i- over they are reappearing. Harassed 
housewives can once more buy meat and wash- 
ing machines and Wellesley can look forward to 
big dances, a Tree Day outdoors, and Float 
Night. 

But before we blithely re-establish all the 
traditions which have been on leave of absence 
it would seem that we ought to think carefully. 
We should consider what these functions in- 
volve from the point of view of the money, 
time and effort of those who plan, work and 
pay. We must be sure that they are worth it. 
There is no more auspicious time than this 
year of change to look around us and size up 
our campus "institutions." 

It seems opportune, then, not only to ap- 
praise the returning traditions but to look over 
those that stayed with us during the war— all 
the functions and organizations which we accept 
as part of our college life. Most of them we 
take for granted — they seem to us to be vital 
parts of the campus. Most of them are. Ob- 
viously it would benefit no one in Wellesley 
if college government were abolished. But or- 
ganizations are becoming more and more nu- 
merous, and as they increase or grow bigger 
they require more people's time to run them 
efficiently. And time is always at a premium 
in college. 

Extra-curricular activities are a vital part 
of a college education. The organizations which 
provide the opportunities for the knowledge, 
friendship, and experience to be gained from 
these activities also invaluably serve the col- 
lege community. We would never advocate 
abolishing all or even the majority of them. 
We would not wish to see them crippled into 
inefficiency by curbing their activities or means. 
But we would like to suggest that in this year 
of reconversion Wellesley, along with the rest 
of the world, take inventory and then try to 
decide intelligently and Objectively whether 
some changes aren't in order. 



Beyond the Campus 



Virginia Guild '40 
President of Forum 



FACULTY REPORT 

(Continued from Page 1) 
hope, bring about revision of other short courses 
into regular semester courses. 

We hope that students will be encouraged 
rather than "dared" to make use of the broader 
system of exemptions, in order to enter ad- 
vanced courses. Too often the technicalities of 
stated pre-requisitcs prevent qualified students 
from taking courses not directly related to their 
field of concentration. 

The reading examination has long been a 
sore point. The new ruling permitting course 
credit to fulfill the requirement is much more 
in accord with common sense. Everyone now 
has three possible ways of meeting the language 
requirement. This should 1 give students with 
varying degrees of preparation an equally fair 
chance. 

We would like to remind the students of the 
similarity between the recommendations of the 
Student Education Report and the changes 

adopted as a result of the faculty's study, negat- 
ing the criticism often voiced in educational cir- 
cles that changes are not in accordance with stu- 
di ni opinion. It should be remembered too that 
ili< Faculty Committee has been a project cover- 
ing three years of intensive investigation. Their 
report was discussed carefully by Academic 
Council for several months before this first 
section was adopted. The fact that the first 
section received a unanimous vote in Council 
is a tribute to the painstaking efforts of the 
committee. We await the results of the second 
aection of their report with great interest. 

These curriculum changes cannot in them- 
selves achieve the desired ends. It is- not pos- 
sible to legislate into existence an alert student 
body or a more skillful faculty. What is to 
be hoped is that this entire process of re- 
examination of the curriculum has been accom- 
panied by individual scrutiny of the purposes 
of learning and teaching. 




"There is apparently no limit 
to the capacity of the human 
mind to disbelieve those things 
which are uncomfortable." Major 
George Fielding 

Eliot, talking to 
the Foreign 
Policy Associa- 
tion in Boston 
last Saturday, 
exploded on the 
rampant popular 
indifference to 
the seriousness 
of the Atomic 
Era. Boston's 
foreign-policy-minded had gath- 
ered unto itself Karl Compton, 
President of MIT, and Major 
Eliot to discuss what continues 
to be to some people, fortunately, 
the most important issue of the 
times — the safeguarding of the 
world from the use of the Atomic 
Bomb. The scientific and the 
military points of view seemed 
immeasurably out done, however, 
in the brief remarks of the 
Reverend Pomeroy of Boston and 
of a Mrs. Douglas Horton. 

The complicated man-made 
political devices to supervise and 
control the use of atomic power 
that were described by Major 
Eliot seemed very brittle and 
breakable in the light of past 
demonstrations of faith among 
the governments of nations. He 
seemed satisfied that a govern- 
ment, acting in good faith, could 
control the use of atomic energy 
in its territory, but that any 
government which, itself, wanted 
to develop secret atomic bomb 
plants could probably do so with- 
out detection. He rather lamely 
suggested that the free flow of 
information, no censorship, etc., 
might help uncover such treach- 
ery, but he agreed that the suc- 
cessful operation of any plan to 
control atomic power depended 
upon the good faith of all the 
governments of the world. 

Both the military and the 
scientific, however, passed gently 
over the moral issue of our good 
faith in our use of the Atomic 
Bomb on Hiroshima and Naga- 
saki and exhorted the other na- 
tions of the world to demonstrate 
that we might trust them and 
take them into our confidence. 
In this connection, it is well for 
us to note that the commission 
set up by UNO to supervise the 
use of atomic energy is respon- 
sible to the Security Council in 
matters of security. It is in the 
Security Council that a veto by 
any one of the Big Five can de- 
feat a measure — presumably, if 
the commission felt that certain 
atomic armament activities were 
dangerous and one of the Big 
Five felt it to her advantage to 
continue that activity, the com- 
mission could not act. 
The strange assumption that God 
put the knowledge of atomic 
energy into the hands of the 
ABC powers because they share 
their political and moral opinions 
and actions with Him created a 
rough jag in the smoothness of 



the arguments. President Comp- 
ton, in his treatment of the moral 
issues of the bomb, brought out 
that there were two outstanding 
criticisms of our use of the bomb. 
Japan was already defeated; and 
the way to have handled the mat- 
ter was to ask the Japanese High 
Command to watch a demonstra- 
tion of the atomic bomb in some 
barren desert, and then, if they 
refused to surrender, use it. Mr. 
Compton answered the first ques- 
tion adequately by explaining 
that the Japanese were defeated 
as far as the final outcome went, 
early in the war, but they did not 
give in. In the meantime, thous- 
ands of Americans were losing 
their lives. The number of lives 
saved by the cessation of hos- 
tilities greatly outnumbered the 
deaths that occurred from the 
bomb itself. He utterly ignored 
the second part of the criticism 
and proceeded in his talk, satis- 
fied that we were still on the side 
of the angels. Mr. Pomeroy, with 
the sometimes extremely clarify- 
ing capacity for humility and 
self-inspection of the clergy, de- 
clared that we had had no right 
to use the bomb without giving 
the Japanese the chance to sur- 
render first, that we had lost our 
claim to the moral leadership of 
the world, and that we must re- 
gain it. This point was sharply 
emphasized by a gentleman who 
spoke during the question period. 
He pointed out that we expected 
and demanded of the nations of 
the rest of the world proof of 
good faith in the control of the 
atomic bomb. Yet how had we any 
right to expect their faith in our 
moral integrity when we had 
made what seemed to him, and 
many, needless and immoral use 
of the bomb ourselves? We might 
have convinced Japan to surrend- 
er without actually using it. 

Mrs. Horton, after relaying the 
amusing but extremely poignant 
remark (as somehow most of her 
most amusing remarks are) that 
the question is not whether 
atomic energy is here to stay, it 
is "Are We?", went further in the 
vein of Mr. Pomeroy's comments. 
If we hate each other, none of the 
pretty mechanisms outlined by 
Major Eliot will dispel that hate, 
and no artificial devise will keep 
us from figuring a way to kill 
each other. The answer, the only 
answer, is in the spirit and hearts 
of people. If their minds can think 
up these governmental controls, 
they think of ways to get around 
them. We can hope for peaceful, 
and only peaceful, use of atomic 
energy, if the people of the world, 
very much including ourselves, 
will let their minds contemplate 
the unpleasant, will think about 
the seriousness of the atomic 
bomb and another war, and will 
apply themselves thoughtfully to 
and mindfully to the preservation 
of the species through an unpre- 
cedented effort at world co-opera- 
tion. When Mr. Pomeroy suggest- 

( Continued on Page S, Col. 1) * 



FREE PRESS 



A letter from Mrs. de Morinni: 

This is a portion of a letter 
received from the president of 
the Association des Mutiles et 
des Anciens Combattants, Le 
Havre, December 27: 

"Our Honorary President, R. 
E. Rufenacht, and Madame Ru- 
fenacht have told us of the 106 
packages contributed by Wel- 
lesley students to the children 
of Le Havre who are either ill, 
wounded, or who have particu- 
larly suffered in the destruction 
of our beautiful city. The S.S. 
Argentina came to port on De- 
cember 22, bringing us those 
precious boxes with the pres- 
ents to distribute. It was a 
great joy for the children to re- 
ceive the gifts of the young stu- 
dents, who, in giving them, 
have made a proof of friendship 
for these little ones, victims of 
one of the greatest catastrophies 
of history. 

"We are very touched by this 



kind gesture, and I am writing 
you in the name of the Board 
of Administration of our As- 
sociation, and of all its mem- 
bers, to present our very sin- 
cere thanks, and to ask you to 
express to the students of Wel- 
lesley our feelings of gratitude 
and admiration ..." 

I have also received a letter 
from Monsieur Delamare, a rep- 
resentative of the Entre-Aide of 
Le Havre, referring to some 
clothing which had been sent 
earlier, saying that these gifts 
are psychologically as well as 
materially precious to these des- 
titute children. With this were 
some touching letters of thanks 
from the children themselves 
and some little drawings. Other 
letters will certainly follow to 
individual donors of the boxes. 

The packages finally number- 
ed 114, and I should like again 
to express my very sincere ap- 
preciation for this help. 

C. de Morinni 



WELLESLEY COLLEGE NEWS, JANUARY 17, 1946 



Mayling Soong Lectures 
On Occupation Policies 

Six Weeks United Nations Information Project Will Call for Cooperation from 

Faculty, Students, and Organizations 

begin the — 



Two lectures will 
second semester of the Mayling 
Soong Foundation series on Ja- 
pan. Dr. William C. Johnstone, 
Dean of the Junior College and 
Dean of the School of Govern- 
ment at George Washington Uni- 
versity, will speak on "The Amer- 
ican Occupation Policy in Japan" 
Monday, February 18 at 7:30 
p. m., and Dr. George E. Taylor, 
Assistant Professor of Oriental 
Studies at the University oi 
Washington and former Profes- 
sor of Political Science at Yench- 
ing University will lecture on 
"Japan in Asia," Tuesday, Febru- 
ary 19 at 4:30 p. m., in Pendleton 
Hall. 

In addition to the two lectures, 
the second Forum Mayling Soong 
dinner will be held at Severance 
Hall, February 18. Both Dr. John- 
stone and Dr. Taylor will take 
part in a discussion of the lec- 
ture led by Miss M. Margaret 
Ball of the Political Science De- 
partment. 

Dr. Johnstone, who received 
his Ph.D. in Political Science at 
Stanford, is the author of "The 
Shanghai Problem and "The 
United States and Japan's New 
Order," besides being a contribut- 
or to various magazines in the 
political field. He has studied and 
traveled extensively in the Far 
East. Dr. Taylor, formerly direc- 
tor of the Far Eastern Division 
of the O.M.I., is now with the 
Interim International Information 
Series attached to the State De- 
partment. His books on the Far 
East are "America in the New 
Pacific," "Changing China" and 
"The Struggle for North China." 

The series of lectures on Japan 
given during the first semester 
dealt mainly with Japan's social 
and economic problems. The lec- 
tures planned for the coming se- 
mester will examine chiefly prob- 
lems raised by the war with Ja- 
pan, such as our military govern- 
ment and Japan's foreign rela- 
tions. The Mayling Soong Foun- 
dation has already engaged 
Carey Mc Williams, an authority 
on racial minorities, who will 
speak on "The Resettlement of 
Japanese Americans" March 18. 



Wellesley Holds First 
All-College Dance Since 
War in Gym and Alum 

Arnold and Barnes to Play 



Beyond the Campus - 

(Continued from Page 2) 

ed that we must regain the moral 
leadership of the world, he had 
no particular suggestions to offer 
as to how to do this. He noted 
that the suggestion had been 
made to rebuild Hiroshima and 
Nagasaki. (The suggestion was 
made by the Japanese, which I 
don't believe he knew.) It seemed 
an extremely naive assumption 
that the material rebuilding of 
these houses and stores and ma- 
terial objects could in any way 
grant to the United States any 
moral or spiritual leadership. 
This column — and apparently 
1084 other members of the stu- 
dent body— might feel, rather, 
that our gesture should be to take 
the lead in the formation of a 
Federal World Government, built 
upon the realization of the people 
°f all nations that union and co- 
operation are the only firm build- 
ing stones for peace. Admittedly, 
this realization is a long way off, 
but the way to bring it closer is 
lot to sit back and hope that the 
Passage of time will bring it, but 
to keep up a relentless struggle 
to overcome time and make our 
Peace permanent before we lose 
»t again. 



College Notes 

Engaged 

„,1 ''""fflnla Springer Guild '46. to Don- 

i,' 1 Morgan Watkln. Hamilton 13, 

i M.-.l!,-al Si-hool 'K,. 

"■ v Jardlne '49, to u. .1 imes W. 

- U.S.A. A. F.. Greensboro, N. C. 

i >aw8on '46, to 1st Lt. Rob- 



Graduate Record Examination 

The Graduate Record Ex- 
amination will be held at 
Wellesley College on Febru- 
ary 4 and 5, 1946. The re- 
sults of this examination, a 
measure of general education 
in eight fields, with an ad- 
vanced test in the student's 
major subject, is recommend- 
ed or required by a large 
number of Graduate Schools 
in the United States and 
Canada as one of the creden- 
tials for admission. 

Applications must be sent 
not later than January 21. If 
any student wishes further 
information about the type 
and purpose of the examina- 
tion, she may apply to Miss 
Kathleen Elliott, 245 Green 
Hall, the official examiner at 
Wellesley College for the 
Graduate Record Examina- 
tion. 



Campus Issues 

Societies 

College Government wishes to 
announce the results of the bal- 
lot referred to the Juniors and 
Seniors regarding the society is- 
sue. This announcement has 
been delayed because of the slow 
return of ballots and inadequate 
time before vacation. 

455 students out of a total of 
725 Juniors and Seniors voted on 
the question: Are you in favor 
of having all Juniors and Seniors 
who apply for society member- 
ship accepted into one of six 
equally-sized societies, with the 
understanding that the original 
nature of each society will be 
retained insofar as is consistent 
with its size? 252 students voted 
"No" to this; 203 students voted 
"Yes." 

We can learn certain facts 
from this vote, First in spite of 
thorough publicity and a sim- 
plified voting method made avail- 
able to all of 1946 and 1947, only 
62.7 per cent of the classes of 
'46 and '47 voted. This would 
seem to indicate that the inter- 
est is not paramount on campus, 
and the importance attached to 
the society issue perhaps over 
rated. 

Further, the closeness of the 
vote shows that any action or 
lack of action, will leave a large 
number of people on campus 
dissatisfied. We are convinced 
that twt everyone rvill be happy 
at the resolution of the issue. 

The future action of Senate, 
(Continued on Page 6, Col. If) 



Honors, 350 Work Is 
Under Discussion By 
Education Committee 

Prompted by the fact that out 
of the 54 Seniors eligible to do 
Honors work only 12 are doing 
so, the Student Education Com- 
mittee has sent questionnaires to 
those eligible members of the 
Senior Class who are not taking 
Honors. The committee asks for 
letters of suggestion from every- 
one interested in the Honors pro- 
gram or any phase of the general 
problem of encouraging indepen- 
dent work. 350 courses, special 
reading programs, and the possi- 
bility of vacation reading per- 
iods now being considered. 

The committee is also discuss- 
ing the place of the general ex- 
amination in the curriculum, 
and is open for suggestions on 
this topic. 

Alice Birmingham '46, chair- 
man of the committee, will rep- 
resent student views on proposed 
changes in the curriculum at the 
meeting of the New York Alum- 
nae Club on January 26. Miss 
Virginia Onderdonk Assistant 
Professor of Philosophy will give 
the main talk at the meeting, on 
the subject of Wellesleys new 
curriculum 



For Sixteen Hundred 
On Saturday Night 

Wellesley's first all-college 
formal dance since the war will 
be held Saturday evening, Janu- 
ary 19, from 8:00 to 12:00 in 
Alumnae Hall and Mary Hemen- 
way Gymnasium. Plans for the 
dance have been completed by 
the All-College Dance Committee, 
functioning for the first time since 
1942 with Margrette Craig '46 as 
head. 

Music will be supplied for the 
800 couples by Chappie Arnold 
and his Orchestra at Mary Hem- 
enway Hall and Ralph Barnes 
and his Orchestra in Alumnae 
Hall. Refreshments will be serv- 
ed and entertainment is being 
planned which will feature two 
original songs by Jean Emery '48, 
Michal Ernst '47, and Jean Lazar- 
us '47, and a boogie woogie solo 
by Jane Miller '47. An octet of 
Claflin girls, Elizabeth Remick 
'47, Dorothy Mumford '48, Mary 
Gustafson '48, Ruth Dougherty 
'47, Patricia Coe '47, Marcia Vick- 
ery '47, Janet Young '47, and 
Suzy Ferris '47, will present a 
novelty number. ° 

Mrs. Cornelius Comegys, Head CtPoIo^V DpTlt 

of House at Severance, Mrs. v,tulu 6J' 
Harry Wagner, Head of House at 



Clafin, Mrs. George Beggs, Head 
of House at Stone, and Mrs. 
Frederick Meyers, Head of House 
at Dower will act as chaperons. 

The committee requests that 
there be no smoking on the dance 
floor, and, because of the large 
number of people expected, stu- 
dents and their escorts will not 
roam from one hall to the other. 

Senate formed the All-College 
Dance Committee for the pur- 
pose of arranging dances to 
bring together girls from all 
classes and all parts of the col- 
lege. Their policy will be to try to 
do away with any inter-house 
rivalry caused by conflicting so- 
cial schedules, to co-ordinate all 
social affairs, and to try to have 
one dance a week on campus. 

"Now that the war is over," ex- 
plained Libby Weinberg '46, head 
of publicity for the committee, 
"we feel that date bureaus are 
unnecessary. We want to work to 
give Wellesley a social reputation 
to be proud of, and any sugges- 
tions will be welcome." 

Other members of the commit- 
tee are Dorothy Duncanson '47, 
in charge of general arrange- 
ments for the dance, Suzy Fer- 
ris '47, Head of Entertainment, 
and Carol Bonsai '48, Head of Re- 
freshments. 



Elizabethan Evening to Emphasize 
Connection Between Poetry, Music 



An Elizabethan evening, pre- 
sented annually for about ten 
years to emphasize the connec- 
tion between the music and 
poetry of the period, will be 
given Tuesday, January 22 at 
7:30 p. m. in Great Hall of 
Tower Court. 

Sponsored by the Department 
of English Literature under the 
direction of Miss Evelyn Wells, 
the program includes music pop- 
ular with the various classes of 
people of that period. The Great 
Hall of Tower Court is particular- 
ly suited for this event as its 
architecture is also of the 16th 
century. 

Rounds will open the program, 
and will be followed by popular 
songs of the day, "The Ballad of 
Thomas Appletree," "A New 
Courtly Sonnet of the Lady 
Greensleeves," and "The Frog 
and the Mouse," sung by Miss 
Wells. Dorothy Rose '48 will sing 



three airs. Members of the madri- 
gal group under the leadership 
of Avery Leeming '46 will pres- 
ent three ballads and madrigals. 
A faculty group will play "Hey 
No, Holiday" and "A Pavanne 
and Galliard" on their recorders. 
Four students in English Litera- 
ture 101 will perform a country 
dance. Concluding the program 
will be a country dance by the en- 
tire audience. 



Sponsors Talk 
By Gem Expert 

Diamonds will be the subject 
of a lecture by Mrs. Gladys Bab- 
son Hannaford, January 23 in 
Pendleton Hall at 4:40 p. m. un- 
der the sponsorship of the De- 
partment of Geology. 

Mrs. Hannaford's talk will be 
non-technical, and the depart- 
ment hopes that it will be of in- 
terest to all students. She will 
bring with her a large display of 
rough stones and cut diamonds, 
and will illustrate her discus- 
sions with kodachrome slides 
showing the mining and produc- 
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WELLESLEY COLLEGE NEWS, JANUARY 17, 1946 



Mme. dePange 

Discusses 19th 

Century Leader 

The colorful and influential 
career of Madame de Stael was 
described by Countess Jean de 
Pange, her great granddaughter, 
in a lecture here for the Depart- 
ment of French, January 10. 

Descended from Louis the 
fourteenth's famous minister 
Necker, daughter of a successful 
Swiss banker and wife of the 
Swedish ambassador to France, 
Madame de Stael was well pre- 
pared to be cosmopolitan in her 
own right. Having lived in Ger- 
many, Russia, England and in 
Italy, she was an authority on 
European customs, ideals and 
politics. Through the medium 
of writing, Madame de Stael, 
though formerly an advocate of 
the monarchy, strongly assailed 
the tyranny of Napoleon. 

According to Madame de 
Pange, the salon which Madame 
de Stael held in Paris became 
the center and the meeting place 
of many political bigwigs. The 
revolutionary influence she was 
able to assert here in her writ- 
ings gave birth to the well 
known saying of the three most 
powerful institutions in history 
—Alexander the Great, England, 
and Madame de Stael. 

In addition to her political 
writings, which include Consid- 
erations sur la Revolution fron- 
caise, Madame de Stael pub- 
lished several novels. Through 
these she introduced into French 
literature the profound senti- 
ment which she had found exhib- 
ited in the countries in which 
she had traveled. 



College Dance of Pre-War Years 
Gala Event of Gay Weekend Spree 

Festive Weekend also Included Barn Play, Dinners; 
Yale and Brown Men Beg for Invitations to Ball 



Barnes, Bishop 
Frosh Officers 

Barbara Barnes was elected 
President of the Class of 1949 
at a class meeting Tuesday 
night, December 11, at Pendle- 
ton. Mollie Bishop was elected 
Freshman Member of Senate 
and Amalie Moses, Freshman 
Member of Superior Court, at 
the same meeting. 

The 1949 major officers were 
announced on the chapel steps 
Wednesday morning, December 
12. 



All College Dances, our old 
but not too withered copies of 
the Wellesley College Neios tell 
us. were once a "tradition com- 
parable to the Green Key week- 
end at Dartmouth and Ivy Ball 
at Penn." The two weekends an- 
nually turned over to these fes- 
tivities were entirely social 
("Saturday classes," says the 
News "were a mere formality"), 
culminating in a big Saturday 
night celebration including house 
dinners, a Bamswallow play, 
and the Ball. 

The dances, which went out of 
existence in 1942, along with red 
convertibles, men, and the rest 
of the better things of life, were 
held in the fall and spring, 
with an occasional Charity Ball 
thrown in around Valentine's 
Day for good measure. Until 
the war became imminent and 
gas rationing made transporta- 
tion a problem, the dances were 
formal. 

Technicalities of the evening 
varied with the whims of the 
Dance Committee. Alumnae 
Hall appears to be the most 
popular location, though the rec- 
ords show that they were oc- 
casionally held in the gymnas- 
ium, which was decked out by 
Dennisons. They usually wound 
up in midnight suppers, where 
College Government officials, 
dressed up as chefs, served ice- 
cream, cookies, cupcakes and hot 
coffee to guests. The evening 
festivities cost about $4.00. 

Upon one occasion (February, 
1940) the dance committee in- 
vented a system of weighing 
upon entrance. The News re- 
ports that "One feature of the 
dance will be the scales outside 
the entrance to the ball room. 
Each couple on entering will be 
taxed 35 cents in addition to 
the price of their ticket, unless 
the girl chooses to step on the 
scales. If she lets herself be 
weighed, however, the tax will 
be determined by the ticket tak- 
er according to her weight. Her 
poundage will be kept strictly 
a secret from her escort." 

Men came from all over the 
country including points far far 
out west, and the dances had to 



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be carefully scheduled so as not 
to coincide with major week-ends 
of other colleges. There were 
once stag lines, but in later years 
these were cut out "by popular 
demand." Invitations to the 
dances appeared to be at a 
premium, as witness the follow- 
ing letter printed in the News, 
November 23, 1939: 

"Whereas, we the undersigned 
members of the Yale University 
Band will be in the vicinity of 
Wellesley the evening of the 
Yale-Harvard game; whereas 
Yale men weep for Wellesley 
women; whereas no Wellesley 
girl should date a Harvard man 
(?) when she can get a Yale 
man at no extra cost; whereas, 
we, the undersigned are models 
of Yale perfection (guaranteed 
no wolves); resolved, therefore 
that the Wellesley College News 
should support a movement to 
have we, the undersigned invit- 
ed to the Wellesley All-College 
Dance." 

(Following this event through, 
we discovered that the Yale men 
were invited to the dance, re- 
turned home, apparently quite 
impressed with Wellesley wom- 
en. They wrote the News prom- 
ising to do their bit to "scotch 
the malicious rumor, perpetrat- 
ed obviously by Smith girls, that 
Wellesley women were devoid of 
feminine charm. We will be suc- 
cessful in our cause" they said, 
"because truth is on our side, 
and truth must prevail." A let- 
ter on the same dance from 
(Continued on Page 6) 



Mme. dePange Makes 

Long Delayed Visit 

Countess Says Reconversion Moves Slowly, But 
Praises Success of New Woman Suffrage 



That the Countess Jean de 
Pange's visit to Wellesley was de- 
layed several months by weather 
and airlines is a fact well known 
to French students and the cam- 
pus in general. In fact, Jane 
Goodman '46, delegated to meet 
Mme. de Pange upon her arrival, 
says that her friends began to 
greet her with, "Well, has the 
Countess come yet?" instead of 
"Hello." But it is not quite so 
generally known that the delay 
was really a matter of nearly 
seven years. 

Ever since 1931, when Mme. de 




Dr. W.E. Park 
Speaks Sunday 

Dr. William E. Park will con- 
duct the service in the Houghton 
Memorial Chapel on Sunday, Jan- 
uary 20. 

Dr. Park, a graduate of Wil- 
liams College and Union Theolog- 
ical Seminary, was ordained by 
the Congregational Church in 
1933. He has been president of 
the Northfield Schools in East 
Northfield, Mass., since 1940, and 
acting headmaster of Mount 
Holyoke since 1943. President 
Park is a trustee of the Stephen 
H. Tyng Foundation of Williams 
College and a member of the Na- 
tional Preparatory School Com- 
mittee, Alpha Delta Phi, and the 
Gargoyle Society. 



Aime. do Pange 
Pange first visited this country 
for the Yorktown celebration, she 
has planned to return. Since 
American colleges especially in- 
terested her, she decided to get a 
degree at the Sorbonne and then 
to come to a college in this 
country. Though the writing of 
her 500-page thesis took longer 
than Mme. de Pange had ex- 
pected, she fiinally took the de- 
gree in 1938 and was ready to 
come to Wellesley in 1939 when 
the war cancelled her plans. So 
it was not until last week that 
the Countess completed the jour- 
ney tentatively planned in 1931. 
Roundabout Flight 
The actual trip, her first, was 
beset with difficulties, Mme. de 
Pange recounts. After weeks of 
delay in Lisbon, she was told that 
in order to reach New York for 
an important appointment Dec. 
11, she would have to take a 
plane leaving that night via 
Africa and Brazil. The next day 
Mme. de Pange lunched at Dakar, 
and the following day they 
reached the village of Fisher- 
man's Lake, the last outpost be- 



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STAGE 

Lute Song with Mary Martin. THEATRE GUILD PLAY. 

Through Feb. 2 SHUBERT I 

January Thaw with Robert Keith, Lulu May Hubbard. 

New comedy by William Roos Through Jan. 26 COLONIAL 
The Voice of the Turtle with Harvey Stephens, 

Louisa Horton, Peggy French PLYMOUTH 

You Twinkle Only Once with Gladys George, 

Philip Loeb, Glenn Anders. Final week WILBUR 

IN PROSPECT 

"Crescendo" with Nance O'Neil, Ralph Morgan, Neil Hamilton. 
A mystery melodrama. Opening Jan. 20 for two weeks. 

"Deep Are the Roots" with Edith Atwater, Theodore Newton. 
Written by James Gow and Arnaud D'Ussau. Opening 
Jan. 28 for two weeks. 

"Polonaise" with Jan Kiepura and Marta Egberth. Musical 
suggested by the life of the Polish hero, Kosciusko. Open- 
ing Jan. 28. 

"Antigone and the Tyrant" with Katharine Cornell and Sir 
Cedric Hardwicke. The play will be presented in modern 
dress and without intermission. Opening Feb. 4. 

"He Who Gets Slapped" opening Feb. 11. FIFTH THEATRE 
GUILD PLAY. 

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WELLESLEY THRIFT SHOP 

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Open Daily 9:30 to 5:30, except for the 

lunch hour, 11:45 to 12:45 

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fore taking off across the South 
Atlantic. Three discouraging 
limes, however, engine trouble 
forced the plane back to Fisher- 
man's Lake, which Mme. de 
Pange described as "full of very 
nice little bungalows ,but so hot 
that even the films in my camera 
melted!" Then via Brazil, Trini- 
dad, and Bermuda they reached 
New York — just one day late for 
Mme. de Pange's appointment. 

A visit to England last July 
was the Countesse's first trip 
away from France in over six 
years. During those years the 
Comte de Pange, a noted French 
historian who had been engaged 
in anti-Nazi broadcasts to Ger- 
many, had been imprisoned for 
seven months; the couple's two 
young sons had narrowly escaped 
deportation to work camps in 
Germany; and Mme. de Pange 
herself had been under "liberte 
surveillee," never certain that 
she might not be taken into 
custody. 

"I had felt a great need for a 
'window' to the outside world," 
she remarked in describing her 
impressions of her visits to Eng- 
land and America. The "outside 
world" Mme. de Pange found very 
different from Paris. Even in 
London "my first breakfast was 
like a feast" in contrast with the 
Parisian's ration of one egg 
monthly. 

Transportation, especially, Mme. 
de Pange finds incomparably bet- 
ter in England and the United 
States. In Paris, she declared, 
.one waits all night long for a 
train and then "it is so crowded 
that you see boys getting people 
to haul them in through the 
windows." Use of electricity in 
Paris, writes the Duke de Brog- 
lie, noted scientist brother of 
Mme. de Pange, has been restric- 
ted to three days a week. 
"Ladies and Gentlemen" 

Although the people of France 
"hoped things would go better 
quicker," Mme. de Pange feels that 
many mprovements have already 
been made in their situation. An 
active officer of the International 
Council of Women, she is especi- 
ally pleased with the new pro- 
visions for women's suffrage. 
"Ten years ago," she smiled, "it 
seemed like an impossible goal." 
Then M. de Gaulle simply said 
'Ladies and gentlemen' and it 
was done!" In the light of the 
record 80% vote and the exten- 
sive discussion which preceded 
the recent balloting, Mme. de 
Pange believes that French 
women have ta"ken their new 
responsibility seriously. 

After leaving Wellesley last 
Tuesday, Mme. de Pange inten- 
ded to lecture in Boston, Ottawa, 
Montreal, and Quebec before fly- 
ing home. She hopes to return 
to the United States soon. 
■ o 

Cheryl Crawford 
To Lecture On 
/Modern Drama 

Cheryl Crawford, producer, of 
Family Portrait, Porgy and Bess, 
One Touch of Venus, and The 
Tempest, will come to Wellesley, 
Monday, January 21 to speak on 
"Trends of the Modern Theatre" 
at 8:00 p. m. in Pendleton Hall. 

Miss Crawford speaks on the 
theatre from her experience as a 
producer and as casting director 
and founder of the Group 
Theatre. Barnswallows invites all 
members of the college commun- 
ity to attend. 






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Wellesley 81, Mass. 

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WELLESLEY COLLEGE NEWS, JANUARY 17, 1946 



Dr. Finer's 
Book Reply 
To Reaction 

Investigates 
Future Of 
Democracy 

Critic: Gloria Ross '46 

In Roud to Reaction, Herman 
Finer, lecturer in the Wellesley 
Department of Political Science, 
examines the controversial ques- 
tion of government planning. 
This topic was parachuted into 
the public eye this past year 
when Hayek's Road to Serfdom 
was serialized in the Hearst 
press and the Reader's Digest 
and became overnight a best 
seller. The critical observer was 
amazed to note how the Amer- 
ican nation, still fighting a war 
to preserve democracy, could be 
won over by Hayek's case against 
planning, when the basis of this 
case was a disbelief in the very 
principles of democracy. 

The Road to Reaction reveals 
the fallacies in Hayek's think- 
ing. Hayek believes that a com- 
petitive economic system rather 
than a soundly planned govern- 
ment should be the basis of the 
state, although experience prov- 
ed, after the last war, that the 
unbridling of industrial compe- 
tition and the curbing of gov- 
ernment controls brought about 
ultimate depression rather than 
recovery. Dr. Finer warns us 
against retreading this sure road 
to reaction. 

Dr. Finer points out the subtle 
twisting of the truth which made 
Hayek's proposals superficially 
acceptable. Hayek confuses the 
spirit of government with the 
structure of government. The 
words "free enterprise" and 
"free competition" may sound 
to the layman wholeheartedly 
democratic. Actually this is far 
from the case. The spirit of 
competition defeats competition. 
Those who succeed under the 
competitive system then take 
steps to maintain their position 
by squelching competition and 
by building huge corporations 
and trusts. Thus under Hayek's 
system it would be the elite of 
the competitive system who 
would be the real force behind 
the state. 

Dr. Finer shows that Hayek 
places too much stress on eco- 
nomics. Moreover, Hayek goes 
outside the economic structure 
and attacks democracy. Hayek's 
book reflects the view that the 
majority is unreliable. His gen- 
eral tone is defeatist, echoing 
disbelief in the common man and 
a pessimistic outlook on the 
constructive capacities of men 
and governments. Dr. Finer 
points out that Hayek's views 
are subversive to democracy and 
that his very phraseology is in- 
sulting to democracy. 

The Road to Reaction grew 
out of an immense concern for 
the future of the democratic 
way of life. Unlike Hayek, Dr. 
Finer is less concerned with the 
economic mechanism of the state 
than with the future of demo- 
cratic government. He believes 
that democracy, not private 
property, is the best defense 
against tyranny. 

In his preface, Dr. Finer states 
that "the following chapter will 
show that Hayek's apparatus of 

(Continued on Page 6, Col. 4) 



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Yvonne DeCarlo - Rod Cameron 

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also 
Pat O'Brien - Ellen Drew in 

"MAN ALIVE" 

Starts Wed., Jan. 23 

"THE DOLLY SISTERS" 



Campus; Critic 2? 



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Dr. Finer Mr. Houghton 

Critic: Jane Carman '46 

Houghton's Analysis of Newman's 
Work is Scholarly, Absorbing 

The Art of Newman's "Apolo- 
gia" by Walter E. Houghton (our 
Mr. Houghton) is an able and 
scholarly analysis of Newman's 
famous "Apologia Pro Sua Vita." 
Since even the average Wellesley 
reader has little specialized 
knowledge of Newman, many stu- 
dents will perhaps not even at- 
tempt to read the book. But his 
work has an appeal for practi- 
cally all students of literature. In 
the first place the story of New- 
man's conversion is dramatic in 
itself, and Mr. Houghton gives an 
interesting account of the psy- 
chological origins of this conver- 
sion. Then there is the excellent 
section "Evaluation" at the end 
of the book which will interest 
the reader who has the usual gen- 
eral knowledge of the scope and 
aim of the essay. This section, 
among other things, attempts to 
answer the question "How good 
is Newman's analysis'," and his 
answer is almost sure to arouse 
challenging discussion. Finally, 
the section on style ("Style and 
Re-Creation of the Past") and 
the dissertation on biography 
("Did Newman Tell the Truth?") 
will provide particular food for 
thought for students of composi- 
tion. 

But the book will be a joy to 
students who have a real know- 
ledge of Newman. Mr. Houghton's 
book is a triumph of the blend- 
ing of careful scholarship and 



enthusiastic personal evaluation. 
The author has been able to in- 
fuse an aliveness into its pages, 
perhaps because of his own zest 
for the subject. As a result, the 
reader is inspired to explore fur- 
ther into the account of New- 
man's inner life and to form, in 
turn, his own judgments. 

The book is divided into three 
sections. Section I, "Equipment" 
deals with the raw material of 
the Apologia; it is an analysis of 
both the theories of technique 
upon which Newman drew and 
certain aspects of personality 
which influenced Newman in 
writing his essay. In Section n, 
Mr. Houghton examines the style 
of the Apologia as all style should 
be examined; as an organic unity 
rather than a separate entity im- 
posed upon the subject matter. 
He shows how syntax, metaphor, 



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Sun - Mon. - Tues. Jan 20-21-22 
SHIRLEY TEMPLE In 

"KISS AND TELL" 

also 
EDWARD ARNOLD In 

"THE HIDDEN EYE" 

Beg. Wed.— "Her Highness and 
The Bellboy" 



CIRCLE THEATRE 

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Starts Thurs., Jan. 17 to 23 
7 Days 

THE COLLY SISTERS 

In Technicolor 

starring 

Betty Grable - John Payne 

and June Haver 

also 

Buz Henry - Eva IWaroh 



tt 



DANNY BOY 



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Next week: Jennifer Jones 

"LOVE LETTERS" 



THURS. - FRI. - SAT. 
JAN. 17-18-19 

Tom Neal - Barbara Hale 

"First Yank 

Into Tokyo" 

• — PLUS— 
Jack Haley - Rudy Vallee 

"People are Funny" 

SUN. to WED. 
JAN. 20-23 



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—Plus — 

Constance Moore 

Leo Carrillo 

"MEXICANA" 



Brahms, Elgar 
On Weekend's 
Music Program 

Sir Adrian Boult will conduct 
the two concerts by the Boston 
Symphony Orchestra, in Sym- 
phony Hall, Friday, January 
18, at 2:30 p. m., and Saturday, 
January 19, at 8:30 p. m. 

Ireland The Forgotten Rite 

Elgar Variations on an Ori- 

ental Theme, Op. 36 
Anthony Collins A Threnody 
for a Soldier Killed in Action 
Brahms Symphony No. 1 in 

C minor, Op 68 



RICHARD BURGIN, Violinist 
DAVID BARNETT, Pianist 

Sonata in A major, Opus 13 
Faure 

Allegro molto 

Andante 

Allegro vivo 

Allegro quasi presto 
Sonata in E minor, Opus 118 

Allegro non troppo 

Andante 

Allegro non troppo 
Sunday evening, January 
20. at 8:00 o'clock, 1946 



diction and structure all aid in 
making the Apologia a dramatic, 
autobiographical essay. Finally, 
he evaluates the work in the light 
of Newman's purpose and the 
fait accompli, and also as a ve- 
hicle for expressing the inner 
movement of the famous Cardi- 
nal's mind. The reader cannot 
close the book without a sense of 
having been absorbed in an excit- 
ing literary exploration. 



St. Mary's" 
Is Confused 

Acting of Ingrid Bergman 
And Crosby Save Movie 

Critic: Jean Lamb '47 

"The Bells of St. Mary's" pre- 
sents a rather confused picture 
of a parochial school, with a 
fairly superficial study of human 
nature. To those who are not 
acquainted with this type of 
milieu the film is perhaps less 
comprehensible; but the acting 
of Bing Crosby and Ingrid Berg- 
man makes it well worth seeing. 
The plot concerns Father O'Malley 
played by Bing Crosby, who is 
the new head of St. Mary's 
School, and Ingrid Bergman as 
Sister Superior Benedict, who is 
deeply attached to St. Mary's. 
There are three facets to the 
somewhat rough-hewn plot; the 
first is the story of 12-year-old 
Patsy, disillusioned by her 
mother's questionable conduct, 
but made happy again by her life 
at the school and the reformation 
of her mother. A stock movie 
theme is found in the second as- 
pect of the plot, which is the 
need of a new building for the 
old school, with Henry Travers 
as the crochety, lovable old vil- 
lain, Mr. Bogartus. Finally, there 
is the friendly rivalry between 
Sister Benedict and Father 
O'Malley which almost leads to 
a tragic ending for her, but for 
the saving kindness of the priest. 

Since the plot is not strong 
nor well integrated the picture 
fails to leave a unified impres- 
sion. With neither of the three 
threads dominating, the material 
is too diverse to create any one 
strong impression. It is not quite 
the story of a school, nor of the 
priest and the nun, nor of the 
blessings that come to the faith- 
ful; the audience emerges a bit 
confused as to what the movie is 
really trying to say. 

The acting of Miss Bergman 
enlivens and holds together the 
story. She portrays Sister Bene- 
dict with directness and sym- 
pathy, the versatility of her talent 
evident in the way she makes 

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WELLESLEY COLLEGE NEWS, JANUARY 17, 1946 



Christmas on Campus Provided 
Sports, Dates, Fun for Students 

Claflin, Holiday Home for Girls; Christmas Complete u Com Smith to Teach 
With Turkey Dinner, Presents, Family Reunions Shakespeare After Three 

Years in the Pacific 



New Faculty Member Tells Students 
Thrilling War Anecdotes 



"Christmas on campus is cer- 
tainly an interesting experience. 
Believe it or not, it's a lot of fun." 
Thais the enthusiastic report of 
Phyllis Wong, '49, Jacquie White- 
house '46, and Jean Muir, 48' who 
spenl the holiday at Wellesley 
this year. 

Claflin was kept open with Mrs. 
Wagner, Head of House, in 
charge. Students and faculty 
moved into the choicest second 
floor rooms. The problem of mov- 
ing from Munger was ingeniously 
solved by Jean, who piled her 
belongings on the dorm's tobog- 
gan and coasted across campus, 
With the aid of a helpful sand- 
truck. 

Dorothy Thornton, Mrs. Gerard 
Neville. Head of House at Wash- 
ington, and Miss Ruth Clark, 
Head of the Department of 
French, represented the grad- 
uate students, housemothers, and 
faculty on the corridor. 

Knitting, bridge, reading and 
trips to Boston were enjoyed by 
everyone. Hiking, skating and 
"falling down Observatory Hill in 
attempts at skiing" were also pop- 
ular pastimes. No one had time 



to be lonesome. Phyllis' sister 
came to spend the three weeks 
with her, and Jacquie's and 
Jean's dates plowed out from 
Boston daily through the rising 
snow. In spare moments the girls 
watered wilting plants of depart- 
ed Claflinites. They also thought 
about studying but never got 
around to doing it. 

Christmas itself was complete, 
with presents and a turkey din- 
ner-. A special Christmas surprise 
was the unexpected arrival at 
3:30 Christmas morning of Mrs. 
Wagner's son, Sam. As her daugh- 
ter, Darrah, was already here, 
they celebrated a very joyful re- 
union. 

"Everyone should try spending 
a vacation at college," concluded 
Jacquie. "You don't have to 
worry about studying or break- 
ing rules. You can stay out after 
one, and once we even smoked a 
cigarette on campus, just because 
we could. I finally realized how 
beautiful it is here: I began to 
feel that the campus really be- 
longed to me. In fact, I was quite 
jealous when everyone else start- 
ed coming back. 



Wellesley Students Invited To 
Join International Experiment 

Mexican students performed 
native songs and dances at the 
meeting held by the Department 
of Spanish, January 14 at 4:40 in 
AKX at 4:40 to explain the "Ex- 
periment in International Liv- 
ing." Under this program stu- 
dents of one country live with 
families in another country, to 
develop mutual understanding of 
each country's language and cul- 
ture. 

Students from Mexico in the 
United States for an eight-week 
period visited Wellesley January 
14 and 15, eating in the dormi- 
tories and attending classes. 
Roberto Osegiera, Elena Ose- 
giera, Enrique Larkin, Enrique 
Elguera, Angeles Guzman, and 
Bernardo Durin sang "Cielito 
Lindo," "La Feria de las Flores," 
"Cuando Se Quiere de Veras," 
and "La Barca de Oro," dressed 
in their native costumes at the 
meeting. The dances included 
"La Bomba," (a modern dance 
based upon native dances and 
popular today in Mexico night 
clubs) "Jarabe," and a comic tan- 
go. 

The program opened with a de- 
scription by Fairlie Maxwell '48 
of her experiences last summer in 
Mexico when she lived there 
under the Experiment. Other 
Wellesley students who made the 
trip are Helen Rise '48, Alice 
Brown "47, Wendy Parsons '47, 
Nancy Dodson '46, Nancy Keegan 
'46, and Erna Schneider '48. They 
joined with students from other 
colleges and then divided into 



groups of five, to live in differ- 
ent towns, with different families. 

Each group is headed by a 
leader who plans the activities 
within the framework of the Ex- 
periment. Each girl had a Mexi- 
can "sister" who guided her in 
sight-seeing in the town for five 
weeks. Then the students spent a 
week in an Indian village and 
two weeks in Mexico City. 

"We had a wonderful time with 
those families!" said Erna 
Schneider, chairman of the meet- 
ing. "They actually cried when 
we left!" 

But as Mr. Donald Watt, for 
fifteen years supervisor of the 
Experiment, said, "The idea is 
not merely for the students to 
have fun, nor even to learn Span- 
ish. The point is to make people 
like and trust each cher and 
.hus gain confidence in other na- 
tions." 

Ten tours are planned for the 
summer of 1946, including one to 
Colombia. The trip will cost $450 
plus $50 for spending money. 
Students interested in going to 
Mexico or Colombia this sum- 
mer should contact Alice Brown 
in Cazenove, or write directly to 
Mr. Donald Watt in Putney, Ver- 
mont as soon as possible. While a 
knowledge of Spanish is essen- 
tial, the Experiment is not nec- 
essarily concerned with Spanish 
majors exclusively. As Helen Rise 
said, "That week in an Indian 
village would have been a revela- 
tion to any major in Sociology!" 




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"Seeing pretty faces in classes 
is quite different from what you 
see in the ward room. The con- 
trast is highly agreeable," stated 
Lt. Commander Philip A. Smith, 
who will be teaching Miss Kath- 
erine Balderston's classes in 
Shakespeare for the rest of the 
year. 

Mr. Smith has been on termin- 
al leave since November after 
three and a half years in the 
Pacific as an air combat intelli- 
gence officer. Since he left 
Harvard in 1942, he has seen 
plenty of action, from Guadal- 
canal to Tokyo Bay. 

While attached to the Marine 
Air Corps on Guadalcanal part 
of his job was to watch the pi- 
lots for combat fatigue. Al- 
though he was particularly sus- 
picious of one boy, Mr. Smith 
could see no definite signs of 
fatigue until one day the fellow 
said to watch his take-off because 
he had something to show him. 
As the plane went roaring down 
the runway at top speed, the 
pilot suddenly threw both arms 
in the air and shouted at Mr. 
Smith, "Look! No hands!" He 
was sent home shortly. 

An embarrassing thing hap- 
pened on Munda. Mr. Smith was 
at headquarters, a cave, when 
four grimy, disheveled marines 
walked in and asked for a staff 
car. "What do you think this 
is " Smith retorted. "This isn't 
the rear lines, this is the front! 
I haven't even got a staff car of 
my own!" One of the men then 
introduced himself as Vander- 
grift, commanding general of 
the entire area. The other three 
were also generals. 

"My name is Smith, sir," said 
Mr. Smith. The staff car sud- 
denly materialized. 

Sometime during the New 
Georgia and Bouganville cam- 
paigns Mi-. Smith contracted ma- 
laria. Recurring attacks sent 
him back to the states to teach 
air combat intelligence at Quon- 
set, Rhode Island. After six 
months his commanding officer 
asked him how he felt. "I feel 
great," replied Mr. Smith think- 
ing this was an invitation for an 
afternoon of golf. In a short 
time Mr. Smith was aboard a 
carrier on his way west again. 
Both bow and stern were blown 
off his ship before he saw Tokyo 
Bay. 



Placement Office Posts 
Graduate Opportunities 

Announcements of scholarships 
and fellowships in graduate study 
from colleges and universities 
throughout the country are be- 
ing featured on the Bulletin Board 
in the Placement Office. Since 
most applications must be filed 
before March 1, 1946, seniors con- 
sidering graduate work next year 
are urged to study the available 
awards and apply immediately. 

A wide variety of fields is cov- 
ered, including such scholarships 
as those offered in fashion at the 
Tobe-Cobum School, in public ad- 
ministration at three southern 
universities, and in social work at 
Columbia University. 




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and a ski tow to aid the uphill 
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Mr. Smith 



Now Mr. Smith is at home, in 
Cambridge, teaching at both 
Harvard and Wellesley. Mrs. 
Smith, Director of the Pub- 
licity Office, says that "Smith" 
is very good at getting break- 
fast for their one year old son, 
Collie. At other times Collie eats 
books. Before Mrs. Smith could 
stop him, he ate three pages out 
of Time magazine. Although he 
is not yet quoting Shakespeare 
as well as his father, who was 
known in the marines as "The 
Shakespeare of the Pacific" af- 
ter the complete works of 
Shakespeare were found in his 
office, Collie speaks eloquently 
for his age. 

Mr. Smith was a member of 
Phi Beta Kappa at Bowdoin 
College, and received his Mas- 
ters degree from Harvard. He 
taught at Union College in Sche- 
nectady, New York where he 
married Mrs. Smith, and re- 
turned to Harvard in 1942 to 
take his Ph.D. 



Societies - 

(Continued from Page S) 

referendum to the classes of '46 
and '47, will be guided by the 
vote. Therefore Senate will not 
feel it necessary to take action 
directing the admission of all 
Juniors and Seniors who apply 
for society membership. Guided 
by this vote, the findings of the 
Committee on the Investigation 
of Societies of last year, any 
student opinion addressed to 
College Government, and the as- 
certained position of society life 
on a peacetime campus, Senate 
will attempt to close the issue 
before the end of its present 
term. All suggestions and ideas 
will be welcomed. 
— o 

Dr. Finer • 

(Continued from Page 5) 

learning is deficient, his reading 
incomplete; that his understand- 
ing of the economic process is 
bigoted, his account of history 
false; that his political science 
is almost non-existent, his ter- 
minology misleading, his com- 
prehension of British and Amer- 
ican political procedure and 
mentality gravely defective; and 
that his attitude to average men 
and women is truculently au- 
thoritarian." His chapters carry 
out most effectively this sweep- 
ing promise, and provide an un- 
answerable rebuttal to Hayek in 
the controversy of government 
planning. Those who share Dr. 
Finer's faith in democracy will 
And his book an authoritative 
reaffirmation of their belief. 



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Membership closes Feb. 15th 



Discussion On 
World Problems 

World Federation To Be 

Subject of Conference 

At Concord, Mass. 

As a first step toward the crea- 
tion of a united student move- 
ment for World Federation, the 
Wellesley Committee is now lay- 
ing plans, in conjunction with 
Student Federalists and other col- 
lege groups, for a conference to 
be held at Concord, Massachu- 
setts during the week-end of Feb- 
ruary 8, 9, and 10. 

The conference will be for the 
purpose of merging all existing 
student World Federation 
groups, agreeing upon a united 
policy statement for newspaper 
publication, and planning future 
organizational activities. Dele- 
gates will include college stu- 
dents, student veterans, and a 
few outstanding high school lead- 
ers. Only those who are already 
thinking World Federation, and 
preferably those representing an 
established group, will be invited. 

According to tentative plans 
set by the executive committee 
for the conference at preliminary 
meetings held in New York this 
Christmas, the new organization 
will have the two-fold purpose 
of educating students in the 
meaning of world government 
and acting as a pressure group 
to help effect the change in pub- 
lic opinion that can create a world 
government. 

The executive committee is 
composed of Dorothy Nessler 
and Virginia Beach from Welles- 
ley, Girvan Peck, chairman of the 
Yale League for World Govern- 
ment; Joseph Wheeler, Student 
Federalist from Bowdoin College; 
Bruce Whitestone, Student Fed- 
eralist from Yale, and Harris 
Wofford, founder of Student Fed- 
eralists. 

Colleges which have thus far 
been invited include Yale, Whea- 
ton, St. Johns, McGill, Vassar, 
Carleton, Pine Manor, Alabama, 
Minnesota, Bennington, Harvard, 
Smith. Columbia, Wellesley, M. 
I. T., Florida, Louisiana, Tennes- 
see; and also colleges from Cali- 
fornia, Colorado, Oklahoma, Tex- 
as, Montana. Oregon, Washing- 
ton State, Illinois, and Ohio. 

Suggestions of possible dele- 
gates from Princeton, Sarah Law- 
rence, University of Illinois, Mich- 
igan, Georgia, Cornell, U. C. L. 
A., Stanford, and the University 
of Chicago will be appreciated. 
Anyone who is interested in work- 
ing for World Federation, and 
particularly anvone interested in 
starting a World Federation 
group, may attend the confer- 
ence. Suggestions should be sent 
to Virginia Beach, '47, in Munger. 



College Dance - 

(Continued from Page If) 

some Brown men declares that 
"chief annoyance of the evening 
was Yale, who persisted in brag- 
ging, both verbally and by song, 
in the glories of Yale. . . . Har- 
vard men stood around in Brooks 
clothes and looked pained.") 

As the war became nearer, 
Honey Walsh Pfunder, last dance 
chairman, tells us that the 
dances became more and more 
designed as a place where Wel- 
lesley girls could meet men from 
nearby colleges as well as dance 
With their own dates. The final 
dances were almost entirely 
"mixer" affairs, when Senate, 
at the end of 1942, passed a res- 
olution discontinuing the event 
until a time when these dear 
dead days could be recalled. 



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WELLESLEY COLLEGE NEWS, JANUARY 17, 1916 



Faculty Reports Curriculum Changes 



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jLcademic Credit. 

1. Hygiene and Physical Educa 
tion 121 in the freshman year 
[ 2. Hygiene and Physical Educa- 
tion 122 in the sophomore year. 

The present required course, 
Hygiene 120, has been given up, 
and in its place freshmen will be 
required to attend a series of 
medical lectures to be given 
under the direction of the Health 
Officer of the College. 

The present required course, 
Speech 104, has also been with- 
drawn. The Department of 
Speech will continue to give tests 
to incoming freshmen for the 
sake of discovering those stu- 
dents whose speech habits are 
definitely below standard. These 
students will be required to at- 
tend a speech clinic until the de- 
fects have been corrected. 

The withdrawal of Hygiene 120 
and Speech 104, courses which 
have long been required, does not 
indicate any lessening of empha- 
sis upon the value of health edu- 
cation or of the formation of good 
speech habits. In the changes 
which are planned we are simply 
seeking new ways of attaining 
ends which we regard as impor- 
tant. 
Work for Distribution. 

Group I. Lecture, Foreign 
Languages, Art, and Music. 

12 hours shall be elected in 
Group I, at least 6 of which must 
be in literature (English or for- 
eign). , 
6 hours in one department and 
6 hours in one or two other de- 
partments. 

Note. — Literature courses 
shall be understood to include 
all courses in English literature, 
and courses in the foreign lan- 
guage departments in which the 
main emphasis is on literature. 
Group n. Social Science, His- 
tory, Philosophy. 

12 hours shall be elected as 
follows: 

6 hours in one of the following 
departments: Economics, Po- 
litical Science or Sociology. 
6 hours in History or 6 hours in 
Philosophy. 
Group III. Science. 
12 hours shall be elected from 
at least two different depart- 
ments among the following: 
Astronomy, Botany, Chemistry, 
Geology and Geography, Mathe- 
matics, Physics, Psychology, Zoo- 
logy. At least 6 of these 12 
hours must be elected in a "lab- 
'. oratory science." This shall be 
I understood to mean Astronomy, 
I Botany, Chemistry, Geology, 
I Physics and Zoology. The com- 
Ibination of Geology 101 and Ge- 
lography 102, as well as the pro- 
Iposed broader courses in science 
I (see below) shall also be consid- 
ered as laboratory sciences, and 
I for purposes of distribution 
■should count as six-hour units 
lof work in one science. 

Of the 12 hours in Group III, 
16 must be elected in one depart- 
ment or in a single unit of work 
I in one field of science. The re- 
Imaining 6 hours may be divided 
■between two other departments. 
iChanges in Distribiction. 

It will be noted that the new 
{requirements for distribution, 
Ithough no greater in number, 
lare stricter and more specific 
■than at present. In Group I, 
lone of the courses elected must 
be in literature. We hope that 
thus all students may have an 
[opportunity to enter into the 
Jthoughts and feelings of men 
of the greatest human achieve- 
ment. 

| The choices in Group H have 
[been very strictly limited. We 
Ibelieve that all students should 
■gain some knowledge of contem- 
porary social institutions and 
Ihence we require a course in 
Economics, Political Science or 
iSociology. We also ask all stu- 
dents to elect either History or 



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Philosophy because we wish to 
place emphasis upon the per- 
spective and the synthesis which 
these studies give. 

In future all students will be 
required to elect at least one 
science course in which the lab- 
oratory method of instruction is 
used so that all may benefit 
from the experiences gained in 
the laboratory. It should be 
noted that Psychology has been 
transferred from Group II to 
Group III. 

It should also be noted that 
Biblical History and English 
Composition no longer appear 
in the list of subjects which may 
be chosen to satisfy distribution 
requirements. Since every stu- 
dent is required to have work 
in these departments, and since 
distribution requirements are 
designed to secure breadth, the 
reasons for this change will be 
evident. It should also be noted 
that courses in Education and 
Speech, although open for free 
election, may no longer be chos- 
en as a means of satisfying the 
distribution requirement. These 
are the two departments in 
which there is no major. 

In the new curriculum 6 
courses, 2 from each of the 
groups, are required for distribu- 
tion. At least 4 of the 6 courses 
required for distribution must 
be elected in the freshman and 
sophomore years. If the student 
wishes to do so, 2 courses for 
distribution, not in the same 
group, may be postponed until 
junior or senior year. 

New Interdepartmental 
Courses 
Several new interdepartmental 
courses which are being intro- 
duced win be available for elec- 
tion to meet the distribution re- 
quirements. 

In Group I a new course called 
Interpretations of Man in West- 
ern Literature is being planned. 
The purpose of the course will 
be to give students a first-hand 
acquaintance with some of the 
more important interpretations 
of man in Western literature. 
Texts will be chosen from the 
Greek, Roman, and early mod- 
ern periods. 

For Group IH, two courses are 
being planned. One, An Intro- 
ductory Course in Physical Sci- 
ence, is designed to acquaint the 
student with some of the basic 
concepts of physics and chemis- 
try, the characteristics which 
these sciences possess in com- 
mon, and an appreciation of the 
methods by which the concepts 
have been developed. And, two, 
An Introductory Course in Biol- 
ogy, is designed to introduce the 
student to fundamental biologi- 
cal principles as a basis for an 
understanding of the nature and 
the unity of living things and 
of the place of man in the biolog- 
ical world. 

Interpretations of Man in 
Western Literature and An In- 
troductory Course in Physical 
Science will be offered for elec- 
tion by a limited number of stu- 
dents in 1946-47. The Introduc- 
tory Course in Biology will not 
be offered until 1947-48. 

System of Exemptions 
To encourage those students 
who are most able and best pre- 
pared for college to anticipate 
some of the required work and 
to enter advanced courses as 
soon as possible, certain depart- 
ments will offer examinations 
which are to be called exemption 
examinations. Eligible students 
who pass these examinations 
satisfactorily will, in certain de- 
partments, be admitted directly 
to grade II courses. These ex- 



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animations may also be used to 
satisfy part of the distribution 
requirement. No student may 
anticipate more than one course 
in any one of the three groups 

Foreign Language 
Requirement 

Every student must show that 
she has some proficiency in the 
use of at least one foreign lan- 
guage. This requirement may 
be met as at present by passing 
the College Board Examination 
at an appropriate score, or by 
passing one of the special lan- 
guage examinations given at 
Wellesley, or by the completion 
of a course in college at the 
second year (102) level. Stu- 
dents who major in a foreign 
language will no longer be re- 
quired to have a reading knowl- 
edge of a second foreign lan- 
guage. 

Application of the New 

Curriculum to Classes 

Now in College 

Members of the Class of 1949 
will qualify for the degree under 
the new curriculum. If, how- 
ever, the change to the new cur- 
riculum should bring hardship 
to any students, they will re- 
ceive special dispensations from 
the Administrative Board in ad- 
justing their programs. 

Members of the Class of 1948 
will be given the option of qual- 
ifying for the degree either un- 
der the present curriculum or 
under the new curriculum. 

Students in 1948 or 1949 who 
change to the new curriculum 
and thus need to complete only 
114 hours for the degree may 
not count Physical Education, 
Hygiene 120 nor Speech 104 with- 
in the 114 hours. 

In the new plan for distribu- 
tion, Psychology has been moved 
from Group U to Group III. 
Members of 1947 who wish to 
do so may use Psychology for 
distribution in either Group II 
or Group III. 

Committee on Long Term 
Educational Policy 

The plan for a new curriculum 
for the College. Part I of which 
is here presented, was prepared 
by the Committee on Long Term 
Educational Policy, appointed by 
President Horton in the spring 
of 1943. The committee mem- 
bers are: Miss Onderdonk, chair- 
man, Miss Armstrong, Miss Cope- 
land, Miss Goodfellow, Mr. 
Houghton, Miss Overacker, Mr. 
Pilley, and Miss Whiting (ex 
officio). During the period since 
its appointment, the committee 
has met regularly, and has con- 
sulted both formally and infor- 
mally with members of our own 
and other college faculties, and 



UNIO- 

(Continued from Page 1) 
dorsed the idea and recommend- 
ed that plans be laid for the 
study during the second semest- 
er. 

Mr. John MacDonnell. head of 
the Broadcasting Division for 
UNIO is Wellesley's adviser for 
the program. Miss M. Margaret 
Ball of the Department of Politi- 
cal Science will be the faculty 
sponsor. Working under Scotty 
Campbell, Student Chairman are 
Holly Mann. *48. Assistant Chair- 
man; Marian McCuiston, '46, 
Schedule Chairman; Jane Cox, 
'47, Secretary; and Alice Dodds, 
'47. Patty Smith. '46, and Mimi 
Ashton, '46, Cabinet Representa- 
tives. Further plans for lec- 
tures and specific organizational 
activities relating to the UNIO 
project will be announced. 



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also with the Student and the 
Alumnae Committees on Educa- 
tional Policy. Students who 
read the report of the Student 
Committee last year will note 
a number of interesting points 
of agreement between that re- 
port and the plan which has 
been adopted. 

During the fall term of 1945, 
meetings of the Academic Coun- 
cil have been devoted almost ex- 
clusively to the consideration of 
the new curriculum. While our 
educational policy at Wellesley 
has been undergoing this close 
scrutiny, committees in other 
colleges have also been at work, 
and just recently a number of 
colleges and universities have 
been announcing new curricula. 
In the conclusions reached in- 
dependently in the various col- 
leges, we find a notable harmony. 
There appears to be a movement 
away from a free elective sys- 
tem toward a curriculum in 
which certain studies are given 
a preferred place, in which 
breadth and balance are secured 
through stricter distribution re- 

Calendar 

Thursday. January 17: *S:15 a,m., 
Chapel. Leader. Elizabeth Relnhardt, 
I", »S:40 p.m., Pendleton Hall. Lec- 
ture, "Cartels as a Problem In World 
Ulls&tlon," by Wendell Borge. 
Head of Anti-Trust Division, Depart- 
ment of JusUce. (Forum). 4:00 p.m., 
Green Hall. Faculty \ embly Room, 
Academic Council. •7:00-7:30 p.m., 
CLallln. Spanish Songs. 

Friday, January 18: »8:15 a.m., 
Chapel, Leader, Miss Grahame. 

Saturday, Jnn„uary 18: *S :15 o.m„ 
Chapel. Leader, Mrs. Horton. 8:00 
p.m., Alumnae Hnll and Mary" Hemen- 
llall. All-College Dance. 

Bandar, .lanuury 90: •11:00 a.m., 
Meni'x lal Chapel Preacher; I 'n l- 
dent. Willi mi E Park, The Northfleld 

Scl i:-, East Northfleld, r 4:00 p.m., 

Billings Hall. Faculty Recital. Mr. 
Burgln and .Mr. Baroett will play the 
two Faure sonatas for violin and 
pi, i no, 

Monday, January 91: *8:16 L.n 
Chapel. Leader. .Mrs. Horton. ' i 
7 : 30 p ir Tower Court. French Songs. 

00 p.m., Pendleton Hall. Lectun 
"Trend of the Modern Theatre." by 
Cheryl Crawford, Broadway producer. 
(Barns wallows Association.) 

'In. 'Mill), January ii: '8:16 'in, 
Chapel. Leader, Miss Brooks. 
p.m., Tower Con 

bethuu music. (Department of Eng- 
ii i, i ;>. rature I 

Wednesday. Janunrj 98: *8:16 a.m., 
Chapel. Leader, Miss Louise Pi 
bone Smith, " i '■" p.m., Pendleton 
ii,ii Li '-"ii. . "i '. urnon I . ' by Gl dj 
Babaon Etannaford ol New rork; il- 
lustrated with Kodachrome slides. 
This lecture is non-technical and of 
general Interest (Department ol 
ology and Geography.) *7:30 p.m.. 
Pendleton Hall. Horton Lei 
"Beowulf and the Odyssey," by Rh 
Carpenter, Professor of Classical Ar- 
chaeology at Bryn Mawr College. 
(Department of Gri 

Thursday, Jonnnrj 34: *i:lS a.m., 
Chapi-i. Leader, Alice M. Birming- 
ham, '46. 8:40 p.m., Pendleton Hail. 
Meeting of Class of 194C. 1:00 p.m., 

Green Ball, Fai blj R n. 

lemli Council. '7:00-7:30 p.m., 
i laflln Sp in) h 

Friday, January UGi "8:16 a,m., 

i , Mr Schwara. 4:40 

p i„., Pendleton Hall. Lecture on 

"Liquid An." i>: Mi Gu irnsey. (De- 

Suturday, Janaqrj 20: *S:15 a.m.. 

' U ; ' Ml H"i 

• i in, first semester. 
Sunday, Junnnrj 87: mi :00 

i icher, Dr. Wal- 
R V in Kirk, The Federal i 
ell of thi ' imrohes of Christ In 

AllKl 

iiitiri'i\> 
■Wcllesle) College Art Mi 

i inlng , ii. ■ I ■ ? i< > n 

i ni n id K tei I '"i"i i "Hi bi the 

Amerli fin F ■ idi r itl i Axl , 

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h billon H ill. The Greek an I 
I hi prop« : I 
u„. p. ipli North Exhibition Hall. 
The development at Italian nistorlog- 

Ihrough three o ntu 
Plimpton Collection will bo open on 

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quirements, and in which the 
emphasis is placed not upon vo- 
cational or highly specialized but 
upon liberal education. 

In conclusion it should be 
stated again that this is an in- 
complete report, and that the 
whole design for the curriculum 
cannot be presented until Coun- 
cil action has been taken on 
Part II of the Report of the Com- 
mittee on Long Term Educa- 
tional Policy. 

This description of the new 
curriculum includes without ac- 
knowledgment many statements 
taken directly from the Com- 
mittee's report to the Academic 
Council. 

Ella Keats Whiting 
Dean of Instruction. 

Movie - 

(Continued from Page 5) 

the character of the nun who 
liked to play baseball both ap- 
pealing and real. Bing Crosby's 
acting is up to his usual stand- 
ard; perhaps one should not call 
it acting, for he is merely him- 
self, and completely at ease. The 
supporting cast is good, although 
Joan Carroll as Patsy is a little 
stiff. Martha Sleeper, as Patsy's 
mother, deserved a better part 

In "The Bells of St. Mary's" 
Hollywood again made Crosby a 
singing priest. We hope that he 
will decide upon one profession 
or the other before his next 
picture. As a result of a laud- 
able bit of restraint on the part 
of the musical director, Crosby 
renders an almost unsyncopated 
version of "Adeste Fideles". Con- 
cerning the script, it seems hard 
to swallow the psychology with 
which Father O'Malley reformed 
Mr. Bogartus. The character of 
the latter is a bit too fantastic 
for a movie of this genre. Al- 
though not as successful, the 
movie is much the same type of 
production as "Going My Way", 
and if you liked the latter, you 
will no doubt enjoy "The Bells 
of St. Mary's". 

"Marie Louise" is the moving 
story of a little French girl who 
leaves war-torn France for 
Switzerland. Dialogue in French 
and German, with English titles. 
Playing all this week at the 
Exeter Street Theatre in Bos- 
ton. 

"Kid Millions" is the revival of 
a fantastic comedy with a techni- 
color sequence, starring Eddie 
Cantor, George Murphy, and Ann 
Sothern. 

"Hold That Blonde" is a slap- 
stick comedy about Eddie Brack- 
en as a kleptomaniac and 
Veronica Lake involved with 
some gangsters. 

"Mildred Pierce" is an un- 
pleasant story of Joan Crawford 
as an ambitious woman wronged 
by family and friends. 



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Around the Vil 

Best way we know of to start 
the New Year right is to trot 
down to HILL AND DALE and 
take a peek at their scrump- 
tous sweater and sox sets. The 
sweaters are of fine wool and 
beautifully made while the 
anklets are the ever popular 
cable knits. These perfectly 
matched items come in all sizes 
and a variety of colors, among 
them blue, pink, yellow and 
green. . 

If vour post vacation spirits 
are anything like ours they dg 
initely need a lift. GROSS 
STRAUSS is just the place 
Which can elevate your sagging 
spirits. The store is now carry- 
ing Miron imperial ^bard.ne 
suits which will »' ake v . the 1 s ^f- 
dest student glad. These 1. tie 
numbers are 100% imported 
wool and can be had in eithei 
dressmaker or classic styles. 
They come in junior and misses 
sizes and a galaxy of colors As 
vet the production is strictly Urn- 
Hcd so you better hurry down 
to the store, plank your $59.95 
down on the counter, and say 
I'll take one of those elegant 
Miron gabardine suits. 

It's a long, long walk from the 
village to your dormitory es- 
pecially when you're loaded 
down with packages. The wise 
Wellesleyite saves her time and 
energy by calling on LE BLANC 
TAXI. They will whisk you 
home' in a minute for a mere 
pittance. Wellesley 1600 is the 
number. 

SALE! SALE! SALE! MA- 
KANNA'S are having the most 
terrific sale we've seen in many 
a long day. Those delicious 
quilted and silk robes the store 
is famous for have been reduced 
20' , . Not to mention the fact 
that there is a substantial re- 
duction on their teen age eve- 
ning dresses and children's 
robes. 

It's not one bit too early to 
begin to think about Valentine's 
Day. And the place to go 
for Valentines is HATHAWAY 
HOUSE. They have a simply 
super collection this year. And 
while you're in the shop be sure 
not to overlook the brand new 
Wellesley book plates which may 
be had for 50 cents and $1.00. 
The plates are done in black 
and white and have a view of 
the Tower on them. They were 
designed by the artist who did 
the very good maps of the camp- 
us and are just the thing for 
books which are prone to stray 
from home. 

Packing to come back to 
school this year was, as usual, 
a bit disorganized. As a result 
we find that we returned with 
Papa's raccoon coat and brother's 
Christmas Indian outfit. These 
items being a trifle out of place 
on campus naturally the best 
thing to do is tote them down to 
the COLLEGE TAXI COM- 
PANY, who will do a marvel- 
ous packing job on them and 
ship them home. And DON'T 
FORGET that this company is 



Dr. Van Deusen 
Bases Lecture 
On 139th Psalm 

Dr. Henry P. Van Dusen of 
the Union Theological Seminary, 
drew on the 139th Psalm for the 
text of his sermon Sunday, Jan- 
uary 13: 

"Oh Lord, Thou hast searched 
me and known me. . . . There 
is not a word in my tongue, 
but, lo, O Lord, Thou know- 
est it altogether." 

Asserting the inescapability of 
God, Dr. Van Dusen said that 
Psalm 139 expresses what our 
spirits would declare, and added, 
"We know it to be literally true, 
each phrase." 

To show that we should real- 
ize the truth of this text. Dr. 
Van Dusen cited "the logic of 
common sense," Jesus' assump- 
tion that in critical issues men 
know the answers already. Jesus 
assumed, said Dr. Van Dusen, 
that men had "acute observation 
of life and knowledge of man's 
relation to God." 

Men often find enjoyment in 
something they do not under- 
stand because they feel that 
there is "the faintest promise of 
meaning" in it for them. It is 
in this way, continued Dr. Van 
Dusen, that we know it to be 
true that God is omnipresent, 
because the spirit feels it and 
there is the promise that we may 
yet feel it ourselves. 

There are three stages in com- 
ing to know something, he said. 
First, we "hear it by the hear- 
ing of ears, but it is foreign to 
us." Then we "sense reality in 
the response of others to it and 
feel there might be meaning for 
us here too." Lastly, comes real 
insight and we, too, respond. 

"If there be a God at all, it 
must be true that He is closer 
than breathing, . . . One from 
whom there is no escape. This 
is the only sensible belief," was 
Dr. Van Dusen's statement of 
bejief. When we have reached 
the third stage, "then no longer 
do we hear with the hearing of 
ears, but we know it to be true, 
every word of it," he concluded. 

o 

Carpenter — 

(Continued from Page 5) 

best known works are The 
Esthetic Basis of Greek Art in 
the Fifth and Fourth Centuries 
B.C., 192f, The Greeks in Spain, 
1925, The Sculpture of the Nike 
Temple Parapet, 1929, The Hu- 
manistic Value of Archaeology, 
1933, and (with Maxwell Ander- 
son and Roy Harris) The Basis 
of Artistic Creation, 1942. Last 
spring Professor Carpenter de- 
livered the Sather Lectures on 
Homer at the University of 
California. 

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Miss Grace Brandt, 
Paris Social Worker, 
To Talk Here Sunday 

Miss Grace Brandt, who has 
for the past several years work- 
ed with the Parish branch of 
the International Migration Of- 
fice, will be the guest of Miss 
DerNersessian this weekend, 
and will give an informal talk 
about her work during the war 
on Sunday afternoon. The lec- 
ture, sponsored by Christian 
Association, will be held in the 
Davis living room at 2:00 p.m. 

In charge of all citizens of the 
Americas, Great Britain and the 
Dominions who were in France 
during the war. Miss Brandt has 
been actively engaged in social 
work for many years. She is 
now in the United States study- 
ing social organization on a fel- 
lowship from the French gov- 
ernment. 

o 

Math Instructor Talks 
To Harvard Colloquium 

Miss Miriam C. Ayer of the De- 
partment of Mathematics spoke 
at the January 10 meeting of the 
Harvard Mathematical Collo- 
quium. The subject of her lec- 
ture was based on some of her 
recent research work on "Conver- 
gence in Length." 



Married 

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AFHQ, APO 512, c/o P.M.. N.T.C, 

Engaged 

Jane Ingley '45, to L-t. (j.c) John 
M. Ward, USNR. Harvard '43. 

Born 

To Ens. and Mrs. Kenneth Kelson 

Caren Elizabeth Nelson, Septen 

86, 1945. 



Mr. H. Washburn 

Says Glaciers 
Resemble Rivers 

"A glacier is in many ways 
like a river," said Mr. H. Brad- 
ford Washburn, Alaskan explorer, 
lecturing in Pendleton, Wednes- 
day afternoon, January 9. 

Mr. Washburn pointed out that, 
like rivers, glaciers have sources 
and tributaries, and that their 
behavior in almost every way 
is similar to that of water. 

The explorer's lecture was illus- 
trated with colored slides of pho- 
tographs taken on 16 different 
Alaskan expeditions. Most of 
these photographs were aerial 
views, and Mr. Washburn told 
how all of the negatives were de- 
veloped "on the spot," the great 
cost of the expedition making it 
impossible to return for retakes. 

Mr. Washburn is noted as the 
foremost Alaskan explorer of to- 
day, and has spent the past 15 
years flying over and climbing 
many unsealed peaks. He has 
made expeditions under the aus- 
pices of the National Geographic 
Society, and has recently worked 
for the United States Army test- 
ing equipment for ski troops. His 
lecture at Wellesley on "Alaskan 
Glaciers" was sponsored by the 
Departments of Geology and 
Geography. 



WBS on the Air 

Several tests of WBS recep- 
tion made during vacation have 
resulted in a solution to the 
problem, according to Marie 
Bransfield, '46, head of Radio. 
Instead of hooking into the elec- 
tricity system at several differ- 
ent spots, as has been done pre- 
viously, WBS will be connected 
by direct wire to the various 
dormitory groups as soon as the 
proper wiring can be obtained. 
The test indicating that this 
method was the proper one was 
made in Beebe where the recep- 
tion came in as clearly as any 
Boston station. 



A demonstration of radio 
equipment and how to put a 
show on the air was made to 
about 100 people who attended 
the WBS open house Friday 
afternoon, January 11, in the 
studio on the fourth floor of 
Green Hall. The Campus News, 
a 15 minute drama, and a musi' 
cal request show were presented 



If you want someone else to 
do your _'record jchanging for 
you, get in touch with Marie 
Bransfield who will have your 
records picked up, played on 
WBS and returned immediately. 



WBS will broadcast on its 
regular schedule until the end 
of classes. At that time all pro 
grams will be discontinued until 
next semester, with the excep- 
tion of the 5:30-6:00 show which 
play Music 206 records until 
that exam is over. 




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